Author Dedeth Ford Shares True Romance Told Through Love Letters

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New nonfiction proves that love knows no distance or boundaries.

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show a true commitment that is hard to find in today’s world

Author, Dedeth Ford shares the uplifting story of how she and her husband fell in love before ever meeting one another in her new memoir, “Life of Love for Atema and Atepa” (published by AuthorHouse).

Ford, a young woman from a developing village in the Philippines, and Patrick, a man from Colorado in the United States, crossed paths in 1987 and began writing letters to one another almost immediately. Back then, communication was primarily done through writing letters, and Ford says she “knew after reading the first letter that Patrick was the man I would spend the rest of my life with.”

Bittersweet, poignant and romantic, the letters shared in the pages of “Life of Love for Atema and Atepa” show a true commitment that is hard to find in today’s world. Any net profits that come from the sale of the book will go toward providing medical care for the children in the small village of Mahayag in San Miguel, Bohol, Philippines. All of the letters Ford and Patrick wrote to each other are included in this comprehensive new book.

Life of Love for Atema and Atepa
By Dedeth Ford
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9781477258514
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 334 pages | ISBN 9781477258521
E-Book | 334 pages | ISBN 9781477258507
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dedeth Ford was born and raised in the small village of Kagawasan in the Philippines, where farming was the way of life. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and has been an American citizen since 1993. She works as a dental assistant in Florida and enjoys living a simple, healthy life. For more information, visit

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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